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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

89 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. 16 of these members (18%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 15 brakes and traction control repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Malibu problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Chevrolet Malibu problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

10% of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu repairs were to the engine, 1% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 32% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 16% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 110 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 60% cost less than $100, and 40% between $100 and $499.

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Brakes and Traction Control problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chevrolet Malibu in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
90000 300 caliper sticking 
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 0    
52000 0 Pressure monitor ban on left front wheel 
59000  

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

169-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Malibu in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 17360    
42160 15 Knocking sound was coming back slowly, even with new disks and pads. Dismantled, cleaned and relubed with synthetics. Specialy the caliper pins which were quite dry. Pins out of calipers and boots throughout clean job. Works good. 
45260  
Chevrolet Malibu in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Clunk from brake pedal while depressing brake in cold weather: brakes drained, filled, and bled at no cost. 
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 2000    
19000 0 Anti-lock brakes, Traction control and Parking brake warning lamps came on simultaneously. Replaced brake control module.  
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 23000    
33000 0 Squeaking break pedal. Replaced fluid in master cylinder. Not fixed 100% of the time but better. 
 
Chevrolet Malibu in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
6820 0 The brake fluid in the master cylinder started to break down about 3 months after owning the car. Come cold winter months, the brakes would squeak when depressed. Dealer changed fluid to a modified DOT3 fluid as per bulletin #PIT3779J. 
97340  

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